Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 29 Septembris, 1646.
Ordered, That the outer Room, without the Door of this House, and the Stairs leading thereunto, be kept clear and free from the coming of any Persons into it, unless it be the Members, Officers, and Attendants on the House, and their Servants: And that the Guard do stand at the Foot of the Stairs, to keep and hinder all Sorts of other Persons from coming in to the said outer Room: And the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House is hereby injoined and required to see this Order, from time to time, duly observed and kept.
An Ordinance for the Abolishing of the Government of the Church by Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons depending upon that Hierarchy: and settling their Possessions upon Trustees, for the Use and Benefit of the Commonwealth; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be forthwith resolved into a Committee, to take the said Ordinance into Consideration.
Ordered, That Mr. Poole, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.
A Letter from the Committees of the Northern Association, from Yorke, of 25 Septembris 1646, was this Day read.
According to Order, the House was resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for Abolishing of the Government of the Church by Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons depending upon that Hierarchy; and settling their Possessions upon Trustees, for the Use of the Commonwealth.
Mr. John Boys was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That Sir John Curson, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Upon Mr. John Boys his Report;
It is Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare, and bring in, an Ordinance for Taking away of Deans, Deans and Chapters; and for settling and disposing of their Lands in such Manner, and according to such Directions, as have been appointed, or shall be appointed, by both Houses of Parliament.
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Selden, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Gott, Mr. Maynard, are appointed to be this Committee: And they, or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare, and bring in, an Ordinance for Taking away of Deans, Deans and Chapters; and for settling and disposing of their Lands in such Manner, and according to such Directions, as have been appointed, or shall be appointed, by both Houses of Parliament: And they are to meet this Afternoon, where they shall think fit; and to bring it in on Thursday Morning next.
A Letter from the Earl of Leven, General of the Scotts Army, unto Mr. Hugh Mowett, Agent for the Queen of Sweden at London, of 17 Septembris 1646, concerning some Arms in the North, which he desires to have sold.
A Warrant, under his Majesty's Sign Manual, dated 10 Septembris 1646, and directed to the Attorney or Sollicitor-General, or either of them, for preparing a Pardon unto William Barnes, Prisoner at Durham, for the Slaughter of Mr. Wm. Sedgewick, of Shorpe-fields in the County of Durham, was this Day read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sollicitor-General be injoined, not to proceed to prepare any Pardon, upon this Warrant from the King.
Resolved, &c. That no Office shall from henceforth be granted by any Committee of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the several Committees, who have granted any Offices to any Person or Persons, do present to the House a List of those Offices, and of the Names of the Persons to whom they have granted them, on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen, Members of this House, of the Counties of Gloucester and Herefford, be added to the Gentlemen of South-Wales, that are Members of this House: And that they have Power to consider of Propositions, and to present them to the House, for the Settling and Preservation of the Counties of South-Wales.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Graham was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Resolved, &c. That the Consession of Faith, brought in by the Assembly of Divines, be read the first Business, on Friday Morning: And that, next after That, the House do take into Consideration the Business of the Army: And that the Committee of the House, for considering of the Ordinance for punishing and preventing the Growth of Heresies, be adjourned till Tuesday next, Eight of Clock.
Ordered, &c. That Captain Nutt, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.